Sales & Marketing Management Magazine bestowed its 2002 SAMA, Strategic Marketing Management Award, for strategic account management to Patrice Spinner, Director of Alliance Accounts for Marriott International (NYSE:MAR). Spinner was among 15 top performers recognized by the magazine for outstanding achievement in sales and marketing within their industry. She was the lodging industry’s only sales and marketing awardee.
In the days following the September 11 attacks, Spinner successfully orchestrated the relocation of global professional services firm Deloitte & Touche from the heavily damaged World Financial Center to the Marriott Marquis in Times Square in a matter of days. Spinner fulfilled the company’s need for 230 rooms, equipped with state-of-the-art communications and security systems, for eight months. Marriott’s in-house furniture rental division, ExecuStay, converted and furnished the rooms. Spinner even arranged for Marriott’s Worldwide Reservation System in Somerset, N.J. to become the company’s temporary communications switchboard, handling voice mail and forwarding calls from Deloitte & Touche’s downtown headquarters to offices scattered throughout the city.
Spinner has more than 20 years of sales experience with Marriott ranging from on-property Director of Sales to National Account Executive supporting the corporate and association markets. In addition to servicing Deloite & Touche as a part of Marriott’s Global Sales Organization, Spinner manages Ernst & Young and KPMG relationships for Marriott lodging. Her work with KPMG has earned her the “Most Valued Partner Award” for the past two years. Other honors include Director of Alliance Account Sales of the Year in 2000 and National Account Executive of the Year in 1994. Spinner holds a BS degree from Susquehanna University and resides in Bridgeport, Connecticut with her husband Phil Young and daughters Alessandra and Katarina.
About Marriott’s Global Sales Organization: Marriott’s Global Sales Organization (GSO) manages a vast global portfolio that includes both direct and distribution sales efforts. Operating above market-level, the GSO leverages Marriott`s strength in the global marketplace supporting highly valued customer and market segments impacting all Marriott brands.